Running with Bipolar: go your own way

In the beginning all routes have the potential to stir up the wonderful running relationship between yourself and your body: that is the magic of running.

Running with Bipolar: the first step is the boldest

Part 1: So you want to run with your bipolar disorder? Some tips for taking that first bold step.

Get your house in order

Sometimes your own thoughts are all you need to move forward.

A for Anxiety

A poem about running away from anxiety, creating mindful adventures, fighting the stigma, and battling your inner demons.

What I wish my illness could do in my absence

Go for a run in the hills Climb a mountain Watch the sunrise from a hilltop Smell the wild flowers Camp under the stars Take a shower & wash my hair Brush my teeth Write a story Illustrate my thoughts & ideas Listen to music, sing & dance Do yoga Meditate Call somebody Step outside…

Eat Grubs

If you were ever wondering what the official term for 'fear of creepy crawlies (insects)' is, it's the endearingly-titled entomophobia. Specific crawler fear can be broken down into more particular descriptions: in the cases of bees it's apiphobia, or ants it's myrmecophobia, and perhaps our favourite, of the reigning creepy crawler, arachnophobia. Sticking with entomophobia…

Run for the hills (part 1)

Cast your mind back to your school cross-country days. For me, those cursed words still invoke chilling memories of trembling, skinny legs, freezing cold hands tucked as far into my thin sleeves as possible to stave off hypothermia, already glistening with the damp remains of a runny nose now red and sore with irritation, and deadly, steep mud slides in cheap…